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Presidency: Zuma relaxed in Nkandla

2014-02-08 16:49

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma was relaxed at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday, the presidency said.

"Earlier, the president visited two local voter registration stations in Halambu and Ntolwane Primary Schools respectively," spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"He was happy with the turn out of potential voters, especially the young people who indicated they would be voting for the first time on May 7."

Maharaj said Zuma would spend Sunday at home as well, ahead of a busy week.

"The president will spend the second day of voter registration at home, resting ahead of a full week including a working visit to Congo-Brazzaville and his State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on Thursday."

The African National Congress said in the week, Zuma would attend a door-to-door campaign in Gauteng over the weekend.

However, spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said on Saturday that there had been miscommunication between the party and the president's office, and that Zuma would not be able attend the campaign.

Meanwhile, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) urged eligible voters to register at their voting stations in the final registration drive this weekend.

Spokesperson Kate Bapela said 22 263 voting stations throughout the country would be open on Saturday and on Sunday from 08:00 to 17:00.

Zuma announced that the fifth national general elections would be held on 7 May.

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